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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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  • Pasadena firefighters responded after a tree fell and injured three people at Kidspace on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 2 Children Injured When Tree Falls Outside Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena

    At least two children were hospitalized Tuesday after a tree fell down outside the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. The tree came down around 4:50 p.m. in a grassy area near the entrance to the museum, according to Lisa Derderian with the Pasadena Fire Department. Groups of children regularly attend day camp at the museum, located at 480 N Arroyo Blvd., according to the museum’s website. The children involved in the incident were day campers who were waiting for their […]

  • Brandon Watkins, 38, 0f Fontana, is seen in this image provided by the Fontana Police Department.

    Man Arrested After Mothers Thwart Separate Attacks on Daughters in Fontana: Police

    A man was arrested over the weekend after two mothers thwarted separate attempted assaults on their daughters at an apartment complex in Fontana, police said Monday. In the first incident, a man tried to persuade a young girl to let him in her residence when he knocked on a door in the 8000 block of Mango Avenue (map) at about 3:18 p.m. on Sunday, the Fontana Police Department stated in a news release. As the man, later identified as 38-year-old Brandon Watkins of Fontana, […]

  • A memorial was set up for three young victims — two male and one female — who were found dead in a tire shop after an April firebombing in South El Monte. (Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)

    3 Men Found Hiding in Mexico Arrested in Deadly South El Monte Tire Shop Fire

    Three men found hiding in Mexico were charged Monday in the deaths of three teens who were killed when flames ignited by a Molotov cocktail swept through a South El Monte tire shop this year. Suspects German Monrreal, 19; Mario Godina, 19; and Estevan Castillo, 20, were flown from Mexico to Los Angeles on Sunday and are being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives investigating the teens’ deaths got a tip that Monrreal, Godina […]

  • County Vector Control inspector Eddie Garcia looks at several tiny mosquito larvae collected from a Buena Park backyard swimming pool in 2014. Garcia is part of a county-wide program to clean up pools where mosquitoes are breeding to control the spread of West Nile Virus. (Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

    Child Becomes First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Los Angeles County

    The first human case of West Nile Virus infection has been reported in L.A. County, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Monday. The patient was described only as a male youth from the South Bay area with no prior medical history, a news release from the agency stated. He was hospitalized for the disease in mid-July and was now recovering at home, health officials said. The reported case excluding counts in Long Beach and Pasadena, which have […]

  • A woman was detained after a teenager was fatally shot at a hotel in Rosemead on July 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Arrested After Teenage Son Found Fatally Shot in Room at Rosemead Hotel

    A 49-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening, hours after the body of her 17-year-old son was found fatally shot at a Rosemead hotel. Deputies were called to the shooting about 10:10 a.m. in the 8700 block of Valley Boulevard, according to Lt. Victor Lewandowski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Division. At the Valley Hotel, deputies found the teen inside Room 111, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, the lieutenant said. Later identified as George Hang, […]

  • Madyson Middleton, 8, is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    Body Found in Dumpster Believed to Be Missing 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl; Teen Arrested

    The search for a missing 8-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her scooter in Santa Cruz on Sunday ended Monday night with the discovery of a body in a dumpster, according to police. The Santa Cruz office of the California Highway Patrol tweeted, “Our hearts are broken and our deepest sympathy to the family of Madyson Middleton. We are grieving with the entire Santa Cruz community.” A detective discovered the body of a young girl around 7:55 p.m., according to […]

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    Palmdale Brothers Sentenced in Car-to-Car Shooting That Killed 7-Year-Old Girl

    Two Palmdale brothers were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2013 car-to-car shooting in which a 7-year-old girl was killed. Jesus Alberto Peralta, 24, received 125 years to life in state prison and Carlos Peralta, 21, was sentenced to 46-years-to-life in state prison in the murder of Desirae Macias, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Both were found guilty on June 23 of one count each of first-degree murder and shooting at an […]

  • Carrie Jean Melvin is shown in a photo posted to her Facebook page on July 4, 2015, the day before she died.

    Woman Shot, Killed in Hollywood Had Business Dispute With Suspect: LAPD

    A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night in the death of a Hollywood woman who was shot in the back of the head in an apparent dispute over money, police said. Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place (map), when she was shot on July 5, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Ezeoma Obioha was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder in Melvin’s death, according to Liliana Preciado with […]

  • A 9-month-old child was found dead in South L.A. on July 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    9-Month-Old Child Found Dead at Home in South Los Angeles

    Police were investigating the death of a 9-month-old child at a home in South Los Angeles on Friday. Officers responded around 3 p.m. to a home in the 2000 block of W. 64th Street after receiving a 911 call indicating that a woman was out in the street screaming that she had killed her baby, according to Officer Liliana Preciado with the Los Angeles Police Department. No other information about the child or the circumstances surrounding the death investigation were […]